Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Richard Blue

Male 1700 - 1771  (71 years)

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  • Name Richard Blue 
    Birth 1700 
    Gender Male 
    Death 23 Jun 1771  Prince George's County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16107  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

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      Richard Blue 114.74 Page £13.3.7 Aug 27 1772
      List of debts.
      Administrator: Joseph Witchol.
      Richard Blew 105.296 Page £1.9.0 Jun 23 1771 Jul 1 1771
      (also Richard Blue)
      Appraisers: Nathaniel Newton, Jonathon Burch, Jr.
      Creditors: Mssrs. Hamilton for Mssrs. Simson Bard & Co., Eleanor Robey.
      Administrator: Joseph Mitchell.
      Elliot, Mary, Prince George's County, 14th Nov., 1727; 5th March, 1727-8.
      To son Edward Broner [Brawner], 1s.
      To grandsons Edward, William, Thomas and John Broner (sons of son Edward afsd.), granddaus. Elizabeth and Abigall Broner (daus. of son Edward afsd.), personalty.
      To Henry Broner (son of Wm. Broner, dec'd) and hrs., 50 A. of "Hunter's Kindness"; and personalty at age of 21; he dying without issue, sd. 50 A. to pass to son John Broner and hrs.
      Son John afsd., ex. and residuary legatee.
      Test: Jno. Abengton, Robt. Wade, Sr., Thomas Phillips, Richard Blew. 19.853.
      Willitt, Charles, Prince George's County, 4th Nov., 1737; 20th Dec., 1737.
      To son John Caward (Cawood) Willitt, daus, Mary and Elizabeth and sons Richard, George and Benjamin, personalty.
      Wife Mary, extx., to have charge of sons until they arrive at age of 21.
      Test: Edward Willett, Sr., Tabitha Willitt, Richard Blew. MCW 21, 885.
      DOWNING, JAMES, Prince George's Co. 14 Jun, 1747 12 May, 1748
      To son JAMES DOWNING, 70 A., pt. of a tract "Doublin" In Sapling Branch, and give him the balance of my estate at decease of wife Anne DOWNING, provided he shall pay my other 3 sons, HENRY DOWNING, 200 pounds of tobacco; and he pay to JOHN DOWNING and NATHANIEL DOWNING, 2000 pounds of tobacco, when JOHN and NATHANIEL DOWNING shall come to age 21.
      Wife, extx.
      Wit: Richard Marlow, Josiah Wynn, Richard Blue [Blew]. MCW 25.358
      ATCHISON, JAMES, SR*, Prince Georgefs Co. 2 Dec, 1750 11 Apr, 1752
      To son James Atchison, Jr., tract called "Atchison's Pasture," to be in his possession at decease of wife Mary Atchison.
      To wife Mary Atchison, all remainder of household goods.
      Then sd, estate shall be divided amongst: children, except son James Atchison, who shall have not right nor property to any personal estate, except land before bequeathed.
      if Mary Atchison remain a widow during her natural life, at her decease, then estate shall be equally divided amongst all children, except son James, claiming the sd. Mary Atchison pay what lawful debts are owing from me to any person, or persons whatsoever.
      Wife Mary Atchison, extx,
      Wit: Richard Blew, Zachr. Lanham, Anne Lawd. 28.289.
      WYNN, JOHN, SR,, Prince George's Co. 21 Mar, 1752 11 Apr, 1752
      To dau, Anne Wynn, during her life, the land where I now live called The "Indian Field." and at her decease, sd. land shall immediately be in possession of my 2 sons, John and Josiah Wynn.
      To sd. dau. Anne Wynn, her equal pt, of moveable estate.
      To son John Wynn, Jr., tract called "Indian Field" where he now lives; land In St, Mary's Co. called "Governor's Gift" ; pt. of my pews at Broad Creek Church.
      To son Josiah Wynn and my 6 daus., an equal share of both my pews at Broad Creek Church and Acakeek Church.
      1 A. of land where the burying place is, be reserved for -the burying of my children.
      To other 5 daus,: Jemima, Joan, Mary, Martha and Susanna Wynn,
      residue of moveables, equally divided.
      Wit: Richard Blew, Charles Willitt, Richard Willitt, 28.290
      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1769-1772; Liber AA 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 496. At the request of John Wynn the following Land Commission was recorded March 20, 1772
      Prince George's County Court, Maryland Frederick Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore and so forth; to Messrs Josias Beall, George Hardy, Jr., Nathaniel Newton and Luke Marbury of PGCo Gentleman, whereas John Wynn, is seized of parts of a tracts called "Indian Fields" "Wynns Chance Resurveyed" and "Gardiners Meadows Resurveyed" and preferred his petition in writing to our county court held at Upper Marlborough Town on the 4th Tuesday in August in the 19th year of our Dominion and so forth for commission to examine evidence to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of the said tracts of land. Therefore, we command you any three or two of you to examine all witnesses or persons concerned touching their knowledge of the bounds of the said tracts. Witness John Cooke, Gentleman, Chief Justice, December 18, 1770 issued December 28, 1770, Thomas Sim Lee, Clk
      Pursuant to a commission to examine evidences to prove the bounds of parts of a tracts called "Indian Fields" "Wynns Chance Resurveyed" and "Gardiners Meadows Resurveyed" we ihave taken the following depositions, October 23, 1770, Being at a root of an old tree on the west side of a stoney hill
      Richard Blew aged 70 or thereabouts declares about 18-19 years ago George Hardey and John Wynn deceased told him the stump where he stands was the 7th bound tree of "Indian Fields" and thinks it was a red oak. From thence we went to a white oak standing on the north side of Mattawoman Swamp.
      Henry Acton aged 52 declares he had known the white oak he now has his hand on 40 years upwards and that there was a commission on the land about 30 years ago and saw it proved by Thomas Windsor and James Wheeler to be the first bound tree of land formerly belonging to Jeremiah Snell. From thence we went to a stump standing in the mouth of a lane between John Wynn's and William Stevens' plantations
      William Stevens; aged 53 or thereabouts declares that the stump he has his hand on is the sixth boundary of "Indian Fields" and that he had a commission about 24 years ago on "Wheelers Folly" and that Thomas Edelen and John Wynn, deceased proved it at that time. From thence we went to a locust post standing on the south side of a hil and near William Stevens' house
      William Stevens; aged 53 or thereabouts declares the post he now has his hand on is the fifth boundary of "Indian Fields" and that about 24 years ago on "Wheelers Folly" and that Thomas Edelen and John Wynn, deceased proved it. From thence we went to a white oak standing on the south side of Mattawoman Branch on a knoll and about 60 yards from John Smallwood's fence.
      James Smallwood aged 73 or thereabouts declares he was in a commission about 24 years ago with John Cawood and John Wynn, deceased and heard them prove this white oak to be the beginning tree of "Hull"
      John Harris 79 years declares 24 years ago being in company with John Cawood, John Wynn, deceased and James Smallwood at a commission to prove the white oak hear John Cawood prove it as the beginning tree of Dr. Berry's land. From thence we adjourned to November 5, 1770 and met accordingly and went to a white oak standing in Mattawoman swamp on the north side near the mouth of a lane that divides John Wynn's and Mrs. Coghill's plantations
      William Marlow aged 51 declares about 27 years ago he was a chain carrier for William Hanson running of Cawood's land and they came to the tree he now has his hand on and he understood it was a bound tree but of what land he did not know. From thence we went to a bounded white oak standing on the south side of Mattawoman fresh and within 20 yards of the plantation where Thomas Thompson, deceased formerly lived now in the possession of John Keitch
      John Harris aged 80 or thereabouts declares that he was with the land commissioners 50 years ago or thereabouts and they run a line from Wynns land up the swamp and the number of perches ended at the white oak he now has his hand on and William Harkins [Harbins or Hoskins] bounded the said tree for the beginning tree of Harkins [Harbins or Hoskins] Manor
      Thomas Berry aged 29 declares he was with John Smallwood, deceased and others last spring who showed him the white oak he now has his hand on and said it was a bounded tree of Hoskinsons [sic Harbin or Hoskins] Manor but what tree he did not remember. We then adjourned to March 4, 1771, not meeting at that time we advertised again on January 13, 1772 to meet on Thursday, March 12, 1772
      James Green aged 66 years at a stone next to a bounded hickory standing by the side of a path, declares that there or thereabouts stood a spanish oak and that Thomas Edelen, deceased told him it was a bounded tree of land called "Edelens" and a bound tree of John Wynn's land any further told this deponent that Jervis Windsor proved it to be such
      William Stevens aged 54 or thereabouts declares where the aforesaid stone now stands about 12 years ago stood a stake and his father Edward Stevens, deceased told him Thomas Edelen put that stake down as a boundary of his land. Given under our hands and seals the day and year aforesaid Luke Marbury, Nathaniel Newton

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